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posticon Walkabout In Ludlowville

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Ludlowville

In preparing last week's article on road and drainage improvements to Ludlowville I spent part of an afternoon walking around the historic hamlet.  With all its hills, it was a pretty good workout, but I was surprised at how short the distances were and how easy it was to walk around.  Of course, I have been exercising for the past two years, so perhaps I'd have felt differently before that.  I took a lot of pictures, many that were not for the article.  Since I have always somewhat idealized the beautiful hamlet, I thought I would end this year with some visions of Ludlowville.

Salmon CreekSalmon Creek looking toward Ludlowville Falls

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posticon Preventing Pupsicles: How To Keep Your Canine Cozy All Winter

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By Lindsey Hadlock Print
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dog1As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months.

Gamble says, "After four or five months of rest during cold weather, your dog's muscles will weaken. This can set him up for an injury if his activity level suddenly jumps significantly during the first days of spring. So here are a few activities to enjoy with your dog during the winter season to keep him active and strong:

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posticon Mini-Grant Supports Creation of Finger Lakes Toy Library

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By Sustainable Tompkins Print
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Toys are an often-overlooked source of resource waste and resource inequality – bought and discarded in large quantities by some families, prohibitively expensive for others. Toy libraries, found across the nation and world, use lending collections and community play spaces to address these issues while fostering a culture of sharing and social connections.

"What an environmentally friendly way to provide new toys/experiences for our children without cluttering our homes up with things that our children have lost interest in and that might just end up in a landfill somewhere," says parent Katie Feather.

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posticon IPEI Awards Two Connecting Classrooms Grants

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By IPEI Print
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The Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) has awarded two new Connecting Classrooms Grants—for projects involving three elementary schools, impacting more than 1,000 Ithaca City School District students.

Connecting Classrooms Grants fund large-scale projects that enhance student engagement and support learning consistent with school and district goals. The grants support collaborative partnerships between teachers and staff within a school, across grade levels and/or between schools. The first 2017-18 grant, 'Reimagining Recess!', is a collaboration between Fall Creek and Northeast Elementary Schools and Just Play Project and Pop-Up Adventure Play. The project seeks to create supportive and innovative play environments for students during school recess to enhance student learning.

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posticon Within Reach - My Top 5 Great Times of 2017

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By Monroe Payne, Monroe Payne Photography Print
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Within reach Simple, top 5 best times, best foods, best fun all within reach of Lansing.

My standards are simple. Where have I been treated best by people who not only know their stuff, but have genuine enthusiasm for what they do. And produce sa great product as well. That helps. Here are my choices of 5 places that are sure to generate some enthusiasm.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Rather Stay Home

Around Town | Friday, December 15, 2017 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: This is the time of year when there are lots of parties where I'm expected to make an appearance, and I am so introverted that it's painful! I'm beginning to dread the holidays for this reason. I'm perfectly comfortable with family gatherings, but work parties make me uncomfortable. Any tips on how to get over the dread of holiday parties?
Rather Stay Home

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